The Easter Bunny Stopped By

The Easter Bunny stopped by our house and Skylar woke up on Sunday morning to some goodies that I picked up last week that the Easter Bunny brought her.

She was all over the Dora phone as I suspected she would be.

Thrilled about it!


She told me now she can text all her friends.  She’s four.

Soon she’ll be showing me how to use my iPhone.

She cuddled right up with the stuffed bunny.

And he hops, too.

She was so happy that The Bunny stopped by our house that she didn’t even miss the candy I forgot to buy to include in her basket.  Whoops!  But love it when things work out that way.

The weather was sunny and nice here on Saturday.  A little chilly by my standards (low 60s and windy) but it could be far worse.  Like Sunday.  It was cold, overcast, rainy, and dreary on Sunday.

I spotted this bright flower on a run on Saturday.

It’s so vibrant it almost looks fake to me!  Don’t the colors found in nature just amaze you sometimes?

Another thing that amazed me was that Target was closed! I know it’s a holiday and all but I don’t remember Target ever closing for Easter, then again I don’t keep tabs on it, either.

I was putting off a Target run to replenish things like body wash, toilet paper, and chapstick because my last trip there was really just to buy Easter basket making itemsOh well, there’s always tomorrow.

From my last post about Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips, I’m glad they looked good to many of you.  Not everyone’s cup of tea, I realize, but I assure you, they are great and the combo of chocolate and coconut with kale totally works.   I did a product review on some storebought chocolate kale chips but I prefer my recipe since it’s more chocolaty and less “healthy” tasting than the storebought kale chips were.

I would not say “oh, so good” if they weren’t.  No way! I love sugar, chocolate and rich food and would not steer you wrong.  I got lots of “interestings” in the comments on the post so just wanted to say they really are good!

The recipe and pictures appealed to Foodgawker and Tasteologie which is an honor for me.

My love of photography helps fuel me to create recipes and photograph them as beautifully as I can, and when my photos are accepted, it inspires me to keep going and keep learning and trying to improve!


If chocolate kale isn’t your thing, how about just Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate?


1. Best thing you did or ate over the weekend?

Seeing Skylar’s excitement about what the Bunny brought her was the best thing, for sure.

Reminds me of her excitement Christmas morning in Aruba seeing what Santa brought her.

2. Did you celebrate Easter? Any fun stories?

I grew up celebrating it, but Scott didn’t, as I explained.

We celebrate both Christian and Jewish holidays in our house, just in very loose ways. We keep try to keep holidays light, easy, and stress-free.

3. Did the Easter Bunny or anyone bring you anything fun?

No flowers, chocolate, candy, Easter baskets, or anything special for me this year.  That’s ok though because seeing how happy Skylar was over her little items was all I needed.

Enjoy your week!

P.S. If you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here are mine since Friday:

60 comments on “The Easter Bunny Stopped By”

  1. Super cute Skylar pics. THe stuffed bunny is too cool. Awesome about her not wanting a lot of candy, my nieces nearly got sugar-poisoning yesterday!

    Crazy about Target being closed, but I guess that’s good the employees got a day off.

    1. Easter party with family.
    2. Yeah, lots of over-sugared kids and my dad’s wife had issues eating a salad with long sprouts. :-P
    3. Nope.

  2. Oh my goodness, I love the look on Skylars face with the phone. That is awesome! It’s been such a busy weekend and my computer has unusable for all of today and some of yesterday and I think I’ve got it fixed so now I’m playing catch-up, haha. We had a very relaxed “easter” weekend. With candy. Duh. :D Oh, and my brother and sister in law just got a mommy goat and two babies so we were just visiting them. So cute! Congrats on your picture(s) that made it to FG and Tasteologie. I saw them there. Awesome!

    • That was my 2nd time submitting to Tasteologie and 1st time getting in. They turned down my peanut sauce baked tofu which I actually thought was prettier than the kale chips but that’s the thing w/ those food NEVER know what they are going to like and not like!

      Baby goats? omg how cute!

  3. Skylar’s happy face make me smile… she’s just such a doll!! :)

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  5. Skylar does look absolutely thrilled with the Easter Bunny’s visit.

    Being at the paintball field getting some work done, we forgot it was Easter Sunday, and went to the grocery store on our way home. It was closed, so we got creative with our dinner plans and used up some items in the fridge, pantry & freezer.

    We handed out chocolate at our big “season opener” at the paintball field on Saturday. We had some many players that there wasn’t any leftover chocolate for us. Good problem to have :)

  6. That flower is just gorgeous! Sometimes when I see beautiful colours in nature I tell Jason that I want to replicate it in a piant on our walls! But maybe that yellow would be *too* bright!

  7. Great post, looks like she had a wonderful Easter and the flower is beautiful. Amazing how some things on Earth are so breathtaking!

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